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It hardly seems possible that we’re heading towards the end of another year. Time has flown for me this year and it’s been a year in which I have had very little time to write. My year as Director of the China Australia Writing Centre at Curtin University has been exciting, challenging and overwhelmingly busy and this, together with some serious health problems, means I’ve written very little. But my term as Director has now come to an end, and I am thankful for a big improvement in my health, so it’s back to the keyboard and some concentrated work on the next novel.
I’m planning a quiet Christmas with lots of time to read and relax and time to spend with family and very special friends, all of whom I’ve neglected this year.
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing I hope you’ll have a very happy Christmas, with time to look after yourself as well as the people you love. If you are looking for something to read you could take the chance to win a bundle of books in our Christmas competition. All the details are in my blog Readers’ Competition.
If this is your first visit to the website I hope you’ll take time to look around and follow the blog. And, if you are intrigued by the unusual image of books above, you may like to know that it’s an original piece of public art that featured in the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe beach here in WA. Entitled Book Cave it’s the work of local artist Juliet Lea. The intrepid Pippa Worthington crawled inside to take this stunning photograph.
I’m delighted to show you the the beautiful cover for my latest book which is available in book stores. We had a couple of excellent events to celebrate its launch earlier this year – you can see some photos on my blog.
And I am very pleased to say that the book continues to receive some really positive reviews and has been featured by several online blogs and newspapers. You can read all about those on the Reviews and Features page.